Some Area Civil War History

Drawing of the 2nd Connecticut by Alfred R. Waud, Courtesy Library of Congress

During the Civil War the second Connecticut regiment was encamped in a grove on the north side of the city. Some consider the site to be the land that soon afterward became Schuetzen Park, which would have put the camp on the east side of Georgia Avenue roughly between Harvard and Keefer. The image above was drawn between the 20th and 23rd of May, 1861. Union soldiers were also reportedly encamped on the properties of Stuart Gass and Frank May. These estates were also on the east side of Georgia from just south of Morton Street to Newton Place.


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